SOURCE: Kelly Services, Inc.

Kelly Services, Inc.

Kelly Services, Inc.

June 06, 2012 14:00 ET

Kelly® Healthcare Specialty Awarded Continued Certification From The Joint Commission

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) today announced their recertification of the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care staffing services from The Joint Commission.

Kelly, a leading provider of workforce solutions to the healthcare industry, underwent an unannounced, on-site review of its compliance with national standards of addressing how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff, and how they monitor staff's performance. "Health care organizations that contract with Kelly can look to Joint Commission certification as an assurance that Kelly demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services," says Michele Sacco, M.S., executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, The Joint Commission.

The ongoing shortages of nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals have forced health care organizations to increasingly fill positions with temporary employees through contractual arrangements with staffing firms. The Joint Commission's certification program, launched in October 2004, offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's abilities to provide competent staffing services.

"Our continued certification reflects the high level of service and attention to quality processes that frame our business practices," says Grace Paranzino, chief clinical officer, Kelly Services. "Our clients and employees can be confident that we provide services that are focused on quality, safety and performance improvement. We are proud to again receive the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval."

About The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. The Joint Commission also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About Kelly Services®

Kelly Services, Inc., is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 550,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2011 was $5.6 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Download The Talent Project, a free iPad app by Kelly Services.

Our healthcare specialty is a leading provider of comprehensive health care staffing needs to all facilities, companies, and organizations involved in servicing the health care community. Kelly places professionals across all levels of health care in multiple disciplines, including medical laboratory, medical device, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, MRI/CT and X-ray technicians, allied health, behavioral health, healthcare billing/coding, utilization, case management, occupational health, special education, and physical therapy. For more information, visit kellyservices.us/healthcare.

Contact Information

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    Linda Jones
    Consultant, Investor and Public Relations
    Kelly Services, Inc.
    Linj885@kellyservices.com
    248-244-4909